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Homemade pesto Sauce
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Simple Homemade Basil Pesto Sauce

This is really a very simple and easy-to-follow recipe for Basil Pesto Sauce. Perfect sauce for pasta, as a spread or for adding flavor to fish and salads.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: basil pesto recipe
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 1143kcal
Author: Bebs



  • Place the nuts in a blender or food processor and pulse several times to grind into bits.
  • Add the basil, garlic and Parmesan cheese and pulse again several times. Scrape down the side of the food processor with a spoon or spatula. 
  • Pour oil and season with pepper and salt or fish sauce. Pulse several times more until desired consistency is achieved.
  • Transfer to a bowl or a jar with lid.



If fish sauce is not available you may use 1 teaspoon of salt or more.
You may also use whole almonds (6-8 pieces) but I suggest you pulse it first in the blender then add the rest.


Calories: 1143kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 121g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 1571mg | Potassium: 370mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2620IU | Vitamin C: 11.5mg | Calcium: 265mg | Iron: 2.9mg